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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:12 pm 
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Being sold by West Ham chairman David Gold

The oldest surviving FA Cup that was presented to the FA's long-serving president Lord Kinnaird to commemorate his 21st anniversary was auctioned in 2005 for a record-breaking £478,400, and was bought by West Ham United chairman David Gold.

Mr Gold, said he bought the item to stop it going overseas. "The Germans might have won more World Cups than us but I couldn't stand by and let them win the FA Cup as well."

The auction price made the FA Cup the world's most expensive piece of football memorabilia at that time. The sale, at Christie's in London, beat the previous record of £254,000, paid for the Jules Rimet World Cup in 1997.

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He made his money out of exploiting women. Hope it tanks.
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I wonder if it was too valuable for the National Football Museum to look after? They had to have a member of staff stand next to it all the time the museum was open when I went.

Especially after the Celtic shirt got nicked in plain view
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Maybe if he flogs it he'll put some of the money into policing the Taxpayers' Stadium.
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Like all council properties, West Ham have a right to buy after so many years (2023 I believe)
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